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Table 400. School-age populations as a percentage of total population, by age group and country: Selected years, 1985 through 2005
Country 5- to 14-year-olds as a percent of total population 15- to 19-year-olds as a percent of total population
19851  19901  19951  1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 19852  19902  19952  1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
OECD countries                                    
Australia 14 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 13 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
Austria 12 12 11 11 6 6 6 6
Belgium 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
Canada 13 12 12 14 14 13 13 13 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 7
Czech Republic (3) (3) 12 13 12 12 11 11 10 (3) (3) 6 8 7 7 7 7 6
                                     
Denmark 12 10 10 11 12 12 13 13 13 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 6
Finland 11 12 11 13 13 12 12 12 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
France 13 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 6 6 5 7 7 7 6 6 7
Germany4  9 9 10 11 11 11 10 10 10 6 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6
Greece 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 5 6 7 7 6 6 6 6
                                     
Hungary 12 11 11 11 6 6 6 6
Iceland 16 15 14 16 16 16 16 15 15 7 7 6 8 8 7 7 7 7
Ireland 18 18 15 16 15 14 14 14 14 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 7
Italy 13 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5
Japan 14 12 10 11 10 10 10 9 9 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 5 5
                                     
Korea, Republic of 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 7 9 8 7 7 6 7
Luxembourg 10 10 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 5 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6
Mexico 22 22 22 21 10 10 10 10
Netherlands 12 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
New Zealand 15 13 13 15 15 15 15 15 15 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
                                     
Norway 13 11 11 13 13 13 14 14 13 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
Poland 13 13 12 12 9 8 8 8
Portugal 10 11 10 10 6 6 6 6
Slovak Republic (3) (3) 13 13 13 12 (3) (3) 8 8 8 8
Spain 15 13 10 11 10 10 10 10 9 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 6 5
                                     
Sweden 11 10 11 13 13 13 13 13 12 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
Switzerland 11 10 10 12 12 12 12 11 11 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
Turkey 21 21 20 21 21 19 19 19 9 9 9 11 11 9 9 9
United Kingdom 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7
United States 13 13 13 14 15 15 14 14 14 6 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
                                     
Reporting partner economies                                    
Brazil 20 21 20 19 11 11 10 10
Chile 19 18 18 18 9 9 9 9
Estonia (3) (3) 11 (3) (3) 8
Israel 18 18 18 18 9 9 8 8
Russian Federation (3) (3) 14 14 12 12 11 10 (3) (3) 8 9 9 9
Slovenia (3) (3) 10 (3) (3) 6
— Not available.
1 Data are for the 5- to 13-year-old population.
2 Data are for the 14- to 17-year-old population.
3 Country did not exist in its current form in the given year.
4 Data for 1985 are for the former West Germany.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, selected years, 1987 through 2001; and Education Online Database, retrieved July 11, 2008, from http://stats.oecd.org/WBOS/Default.aspx. (This table was prepared July 2008.)

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